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SOC 306 Social Inequality in Arlington

This course examines how social class influences day-to-day life and how structural barriers can limit a person's life chances by focusing on those who live in the local community. Social class and inequality are central concepts in sociology that challenge the commonly held assumption that people who live in poverty are doing so because they make poor decisions or are unwilling to work hard. In studying social class, inequality, and stratification, students will gain an appreciation for the insights that come from systematic sociological research. Prerequisite: SOC 131 or SOC 203. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: SS-2. (3)